Alaska Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Alaska Training: What you need to know

Effective July 1, 2015, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Like its predecessor, the WIOA is a federal workforce development law that provides for state and federal employment, education, job training, and support services. The law is designed to help jobseekers access employment, education, training, and support services and to match employers with the skilled workers they need.
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For further information, see the Department of Labor’s WIOA website at www.doleta.gov/WIOA.
Each state must establish a one-stop training system with at least one center in each local area that provides core services, including determination of eligibility, outreach, intake and orientation, skill level assessment, case management assistance, job search and placement, information regarding job opportunities and the performance of local providers.
Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits.
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development oversees all of Alaska's programs related to workforce development. The Alaska Workforce Investment Board (AWIB) comes under the umbrella of the Department and is the policy oversight board for vocational and technical education in Alaska under the WIOA. The AWIB works closely with the Department of Education and Early Development to jointly administer the Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act programs.
In addition, the AWIB works in conjunction with the state's regional councils for workforce and ...

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